One analyst believes Apple can double its entire iPad sales from two-and-a-half years in 2013 alone; the same for the iPhone. China remains the uncracked nut to Apple's success.
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While pundits confidently predict that the iPad mini will land - possibly as early as this month in order to be ready for the holiday season - Apple needs to get several things right if this new class of device is to mimic the success of its big brother.
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The iPad is like LeBron James before he won his first NBA championship - wildly successful but still beset by doubters. I think that's fair.
The rumor mill is active around the iPad mini and I have to say these latest mockups sure look attractive. The Nexus 7 appears to be selling well and the iPad mini will be a huge success if it comes in at the sub-$300 price.
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Forget the pundits like me: what do you readers - who will really determine the success or failure of an iPad Mini - think about this tablet?
Both the mobile processor and touchscreen chip markets are expected to double, or even triple, over the course of the next few years. Analysts and researchers are pointing towards the success of the iPhone and iPad.
The new iPad is off to a great start, because it gives mainstream consumers exactly what they want. Competitors have a tough time ahead, as they just don't get it.
Apple's local success with the iPhone 4S may be short lived, with Samsung today filing a motion for an injunction in the Federal Court of New South Wales to block the device, as well as the previous model, the iPhone 4, and the iPad 2.
There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.
Apple's new CEO says that everyone is trying to copy the iPad, but no one can match its success.
Walmart brings support for streaming video service Vudu to iPad, hopes it works out better than its MP3 store
Walmart has struck out battling digital music rivals, but the company hopes it has more success with Vudu, the online video service that it purchased in 2010 to compete against Netflix and iTunes. Already available on the PlayStation 3 and connected HDTV and Blu-ray players, Vudu is finally catching up to the competition by adding support for the iPad today.
The next round of tablets aiming at Apple's iPad won't necessarily be looking to go toe-to-toe with the device. Instead, tablets from HP and RIM will be deemed a success if they can keep Apple out of the enterprise.
Apple's iPad also maintains its dominance of the tablet market...
A couple of years ago mobile was all about netbooks. Now, thanks to the success of the iPad, it's all about tablets, and one thing that these tablets show is that OEMs are having a hard time making them look stylish.
On the surface, a study of ad metrics makes it sound like the Apple iPad is the greatest thing to happen to advertising since the 30-second commercial. But, seeing how the ads are still new, a declaration of their success may be premature.
When the vision is sinking, it's time for another reorganization. But it appears that Microsoft isn't ready to admit that Apple's success with the iPad has put the final torpedo into Redmond's expensive Surface collaboration technology.
It took the iPhone 74 days to hit the magic 1 million sales mark. The iPad has accomplished the same feat in under half the time.
While PCs have been sold for over 30 years as general purpose devices, tablets have evolved around central business models, with added capabilities coming in as-needed.
Apple says it's facing a shortage of iPads for the international market in the wake of a "successful" launch in the U.S. But I'm not buying it.
While I would call the iPad launch a qualified success, I still have many lingering questions about the device going forward.
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